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Monday, December 29, 2008


Would you believe that I have fresh tomatoes from my garden? Two weeks ago there were like 15 tomatoes on the tomato plant, so I picked them and brought them inside. If you put them in a brown paper bag, they will ripen. Here is the proof.


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Lemons and Oranges

Lemons and oranges are in season now, and we were given some for Christmas. The lemons are from Chico and Healdsburg, and the oranges from Redding.


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Quote of the Week

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.


Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Morning 2008

This morning it was beautiful, very cold, but clear blue skies. Soon after I took these shots it was it was cloudy and snowed.


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Humour during Christmas

Last night at my aunt and uncles it was lots of fun. Apparently, my cousins husband has a sense of humour and rearranged the outdoor lighting.


Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas !!

I hope that everyone I know has a safe and happy holiday. It has been snowing since yesterday in Trinity and Shasta Counties and we are looking forward to a white Christmas here. These pictures are from Buckhorn Summit around 3000 feet elevation yesterday.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Cookies 2008

Once again this year I made the Christmas cookies that my mom has made every year. I enjoy decorating them.The neighbor girl helped me last night and today! She is an excellent artist. My mom painted a few too.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas at the Mall

These are some outdoor decorations from the Redding mall a couple years ago.


Monday, December 22, 2008

Chico, Upper Bidwell Park

I managed to make a trip out to Bidwell Park in Chico, CA. It was a beautiful December day, so I took drive to Bear Hole, where I used to swim in the summer time. Actually I used to swim at Salmon Hole more, but that was a bit more of a hike.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008


Christmas Presents


Thursday, December 18, 2008


This is a beautiful huge poinsettia bush that I bought. These truly are beautiful flowers.


Holiday Desserts


Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Yes, it is that time of year again, as usual it sneaks up on all of us!

I hope that everyone I know is have a wonderful week celebrating the holidays. Remember to take time to spend with friends and family and appreciate the small things in life.


Monkey Slippers

You all know you want a pair of monkey slippers!!!


Monday, December 15, 2008

dungeness crab

Something that one of my wonderful aunt's usually does on Christmas is have cold cracked crab. This year we are not going to travel south to her house, but we did have a casual mini crab picnic indoors while watching Fred Klaus. The crab was delicious Dungeness crab!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Writing in Cursive

My cousins little girl was visiting the other day.

She told me, "I can talk in cursive now!"


Cold December Day

The clouds are low and it is cold on the Trinity River.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

9 times out of 10

I do not normally complain about drivers and traffic. But I do have questions.

Why do people pass and then switch to another lane, and then brake? Is passing at extreme speeds and then braking dangerously synonymous with driving now? Do they teach this practice in driving school now? Or is it just the rudeness of our society?

Next time you pass, think about it, if you are passing then braking you might be one of those rude drivers.


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Quote of the Week

" I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

Margaret Thatcher


Monday, December 08, 2008

Kifta for Dinner

Last night I made my version of kifta which is a type of meatball, but middle eastern version, it is made with rice and potatoes. I just made the kifta and served with home made hummus, olives, lettuce, and yogurt sauce I also made.

Mixed one pound of ground beef (you can use lamb too)

1/2 large onion
1/2 cup of Italian parsley
1 1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg to mix

Mix it all make into small rolls 2-3 inches long. You can grill, fry or bake. They taste better if they are grilled.


Sunday, December 07, 2008


Have you ever seen a homeless Asian in America? Or any Asian person begging for money?

I have never.

They are very proud people and tend to help one another before allowing another to become so desperate. We should all learn from this attitude.


Saturday, December 06, 2008

Christmas Tree Lighting 2008

The neighbors were nice enough to send pictures of the Christmas tree lighting from downtown Redding, CA. It is that holiday season again! Tis' the season to be merry!


Friday, December 05, 2008

Software Antivirus

You can get free anti virus software. I like them better than the ones I have paid for in the past.

Avast and Avg are two which I recommend. They take donations if you care to contribute something.


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Sacramento River

I took these pictures near Corning, at the Woodson Bridge Park on the Sacramento River.
This is a great place to stop and rest, stretch out the legs, and just enjoy the view.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Lemons are finally in season in California. We are so spoiled here. It is so nice not to buy lemons. Thanks to all my friends for the free lemons! I have enough for hummus all month long and to make lemon sugar cookies for the holiday's.


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Quote of the Week

"To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven."

Ralph Waldo Emerson